Mystery and Crime Edwards, Amelia B.: The Shadows of Evil (collected mysteries). v1. 31 Oct 2018
#1  GrannyGrump 10-31-2018, 01:01 AM
THE SHADOWS OF EVIL: Tales of Crime and Mystery by AMELIA B. EDWARDS (1831–1892)

Presented here, eleven tales of jealousy, obsession, and madness; of dark designs and evil deeds; of murder and retribution. Edwards’ beautifully descriptive prose establishes locales and mood, and draws the reader in with deliberate and suspenseful development of the character’s predicament.

These stories are taken from Miss Carew (1865) and Monsieur Maurice and Other Tales (1873).

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Amelia Ann Blanford Edwards (7 June 1831 – 15 April 1892) was an English novelist, journalist, traveller and Egyptologist. She began to write at a young age, publishing her first poem at age 7 and her first story at 12. Her first novel, My Brother’s Wife, appeared in 1855, but it was Barbara’s History (1864), a novel about bigamy, that made her famous. She also wrote crime and ghost stories, including the much-anthologized "The Phantom Coach". Following the publication of her last novel, Lord Brackenbury (1880), which was a run-away success, she abandoned her other literary work to concentrate solely on Egyptology. Her travelogue, A Thousand Miles Up the Nile (1877), is possibly her best-known work.

The contents of this book were first published 1856 ~ 1873. Text is in the public domain worldwide, because the author died more than 100 years ago, and the works were published prior to 1923.

This is my own compilation. Texts were obtained from Project Gutenberg, HathiTrust, and the Internet Archive; proofed against pdf scans of first editions. Obvious textual errors were silently corrected; punctuation, diacritics, and italics formatted. Typography follows the conventions of the British first editions. Story titles are cross-linked to table of contents. Embedded font used for titling.

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